Boerner to Be Honored among the Year’s Most Influential Corporate Leaders
(New York, NY, September 21, 2011) — Governance & Accountability Institute is pleased to announce that Henry ("Hank") Boerner, its Chairman has been named to the National Association of Corporate Directors’ (NACD’s) 2011 Directorship 100 "People to Watch" roster, in recognition of his work promoting the highest standards of corporate governance.
Mr. Boerner will be among those recognized at a gala dinner on November 8 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York, during the NACD Directorship 100 Forum. As Chairman of Governance & Accountability Institute, Mr. Boerner has shown his commitment to NACD’s mission of promoting board diversity and boardroom excellence by his more than 30 years of involvement in corporate governance affairs, including the last 10 years as contributing editor of Corporate Finance Review (the professional journal published by Thomson Reuters, and his work as strategist and advisor through G&A Institute).
“The D100 honorees represent the most influential leaders whose decisions impact both Wall Street and Main Street and echo around the global,” said Kenneth Daly, president and CEO ofNACD. “As the voice of the director, it is important for NACD to help set the standard by recognizing these visionaries as examples to others.”
NACD recently recognized the Directorship 100 honorees (view NACD press release online) which distinguishes the most influential leaders in the boardroom and the corporate governance community. Honorees have demonstrated their commitment to upholding the highest standards and best practices in corporate governance, as well as helping to promote NACD’s initiatives to further boardroom diversity.
The full list is comprised of more than 100 directors and officers alongside more than 100 boardroom advocates in 13 categories: Regulators and Rule Makers, Investors, Exchanges, Attorneys and the Plaintiffs Bar, Academics, Auditors and Accountants, Compensation Advisors, D&O Liability Advisors, Journalists, Crisis Communications, Policy Advisors, Proxy, and Executive Recruiters. The top leaders of corporate governance chosen this year represent a range of companies including Apple, JPMorgan Chase, Coca-Cola, Walmart, Berkshire Hathaway Inc., General Electricand Unilever.
The methodology to determine the NACD Directorship 100 finalists includes a review of quantitative results from an NACD Directorship survey including NACD members, search engine rankings, and qualitative measures including peer input from NACD chapters, expert review, major media references, and review by an editorial advisory board for each of the more than 1,000 nominations. Directors and Officers on the list are chosen for their individual attributes, not because of the board on which they serve on. Conversely, honorees in the Governance Institutions and Professionals are included based on the influence of the organizations they serve.
To view the full list of 2011 NACD Directorship 100 honorees, please visit www.NACDonline.org/2011-D100-Honorees.
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